Epilepsy : Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Types, Diagnosis, Medications, Treatment and Management

3Myths and Misconceptions

Myths and misconceptions
Myths and misconceptions

In some parts of the world, epileptic seizures are still considered fits caused by an evil spirit. It is also commonly seen as a mental illness. However, epilepsy is clearly a disease of the brain, and is treatable with the use of anti-epileptic medicines. Contrary to popular notion, epileptic patients do not have an inferior intellect. There may be impacts of epilepsy on social and personal life, which require support at the community level and shunning of the stigma regarding the condition.